Steps to getting married in Alberta, including licences, certificates and registration, and information about who can legally perform a marriage ceremony.


To get married in Alberta, there are a number of steps you must complete that includes getting a marriage licence; choosing the style of marriage ceremony: religious or civil; finding a person who is authorized through Vital Statistics to perform marriages in Alberta.

Perform lawful marriages

Marriage commissioners perform civil (non-religious) marriages for / or near their communities. Learn more:

Temporary marriage commissioners are appointed for one-day to perform a civil (non-religious) marriage ceremony in Alberta. Learn more:

Religious officiants and ceremonies

Religious organizations must be recognized by Vital Statistics to perform lawful marriages in Alberta. Learn more:


Connect with the Service Alberta and Red Tape Reduction Contact Centre:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-7013 (Edmonton and area)
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Fax: 780-422-4225

For the deaf or hard-of-hearing:
TTY: 780-427-9999 (Edmonton and area)
Toll free TTY: 1-800-232-7215 (in Alberta)

Email: [email protected]

Vital Statistics
P.O. Box 2023
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 4W7

Vital Statistics
Document Reception
John E. Brownlee Building
10365 97 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 5C5